Anton Gubankov

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Anton Gubankov
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Anton Gubankov
Born Anton Nikolayevich Gubankov
(1965-01-29)29 January 1965
Leningrad, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Died 25 December 2016(2016-12-25) (aged 51)
Black Sea near Sochi, Russia
Occupation TV journalist, civil servant

Anton Nikolayevich Gubankov (Russian: Антон Николаевич Губанков; 29 January 1965 – 25 December 2016) was a Russian journalist and civil servant. He worked as a television journalist until 2013.[1] He served as the Director of the Department of Culture in the Russian Ministry of Defence from 2013 to 2016.[2] In this role Gubankov popularised the term Polite People (referring to the unmarked Russian soldiers during the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea).[3] He died in the 2016 Russian Defence Ministry Tupolev Tu-154 crash when he was on his route to Syria with 63 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble with it's director Valery Khalilov and 27 others which killed all 92 passenger onboard including Anton.[2]


  1. ^ "Russia: Civil servant raps army call-up video". BBC. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Putin declares national day of mourning over Russia military plane crash". The Straits Times. 25 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016. Other passengers named were the head of the military band, Valery Khalilov, and the head of the defence ministry’s department of culture, Anton Gubankov, said RT. 
  3. ^ Russian plane crash: The victims, BBC News (27 December 2016)

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